Man Mimics Being Pregnant For A Day, Fails Miserably At Even Getting Out Of Bed

Let's kick this off by acknowledging something incredibly obvious: pregnancy is difficult. Every other aspect of life gets affected by the little one growing. It's a struggle.

Men, of course, can't get pregnant. But how would a man deal with pregnancy if it was theoretically possible?

That's the question one TikToker set out to answer, and the results are hilarious.

Pregnancy is nine months of unpredictability.

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A baby just grows and grows, affecting the mother's body, until it's time to give birth.

As a man, I can say that most men have sympathy for what pregnant women go through. That said, we have no idea what it's actually like.

This man embarked on a bold experiment.

TikToker Maitland Hanley posted a series of videos to his account that have since racked up a ton of views.

To simulate pregnancy, Maitland used a crazy amount of plastic wrap to attach a watermelon to his stomach and two smaller melons to his chest.

He could barely move.

While a watermelon isn't the same as a baby, Maitland at least had the profile of a pregnant woman.

While pregnant women find ways to deal, Maitland was completely lost. After barely getting out of bed, he soon found that any movement at all was a struggle.

Try bathing like this.

A hot bath can be a soothing retreat for a pregnant woman, but then comes the challenge of getting out of the bath. As you can see, it was a major struggle for Maitland to hoist his body out.

It ruined his confidence.

While he started out feeling pretty confident about the whole thing, after a few days he was just about ready to throw in the towel.

As the last video wrapped up, he admitted, "I thought it would be so much easier."

I think he needs to leave it to the moms out there.

TikTok | @maitlandhanley

This is an interesting idea, but while a man can strap a watermelon to his body for a few days, there's literally no way to simulate what it's like to carry a baby for nine long months.

At least he gained some insights.

TikTok | @maitlandhanley

Deep down, I'm pretty glad that I'll never have to deal with pregnancy. But seeing what it's like, I have a newfound appreciation for the fact that so many women are able to pull it off.

What do you think?

If you've been through a pregnancy before, let us know how you think Maitland's experiment compared!

If you haven't been through a pregnancy before, what do you think would be the most difficult aspect? Let us know!

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